The Energy Science Program is intended to be taken as a minor with various technical and non-technical degrees. Energy science courses are also intended to supplement degree programs including, but not limited to geography, geology, engineering and economics. Interested students are urged to discuss the program with their major advisers.
The Energy Science Program is designed to prepare students to appreciate (and possibly find jobs in) alternate energy sources. Specifically, courses are offered in solar energy, wind energy, nuclear energy, and related fields such as remote sensing and climatology.
Depending on a student's background, a minor may be obtained which requires knowledge of calculus or courses may be selected to provide a less mathematical minor. The specific requirements are:
Students must take either ENSC 150/151 or ENSC 250.
Further information about specific courses can be found on the Physics Department Course Information page.
Students may major in energy science by using the B.S. degree in Physics option for energy science. This is basically a Physics B.S. degree with some energy science courses substituted for Physics courses. The details of this program can be found on the Physics Department web page.
Physics Reference Web Sites:
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